ICONIC

I want to share with you this fab tutorial from Wonder Forest - step by step instructions to create your very own icon for the iPhone home screen.
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I didn't even know this was possible, but Dana explains how simple it is to create for Blogger and Wordpress.

I used picmonkey to create my icon.
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It look just minutes to install and works like a dream! 
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Check out Dana's blogcreate your own icon and while you're at it, sign up for Dana's newsletters.


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Blog Hop: Turn It Up Tuesday

Welcome to the 43rd week of Turn It Up Tuesday!

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!


As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

CHARMING

If you're a little too old for the latest craze of Loom Bands, then this Fabric Charm Bracelet project is for you - and it's made up of items you may find in your crafty bits and bobs.
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I used a scrap of floral fabric and some charms.

Using the sewing machine, I made a tube out of the fabric (hemming the tops for a tidy finish). 
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Using a chopstick, I turned the tube to be the right side out. This can be tricky, but perservere as it's worth it. To see how this is done, check out Genoveva von Lubeck's tutorial here

I then pressed the fabric, as the chopstick method does crease it somewhat.

I put the charms on to the fabric using jump rings. A bird, a pearl, a heart and a flower (the pearl and flower are off a broken necklace).

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Finally, I tied two sliding knots to allow the bracelet to be adjusted.
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Blog Hop: Turn It Up Tuesday

Welcome to the 42nd week of Turn It Up Tuesday!

Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July!!!

We received some amazing 4th of July-inspired posts and summer-inspired posts - they were all so much fun to read! Thanks!

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!


As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

Going With The Flow

Earlier this year I was so happy to be contacted by Flow Magazine in The Netherlands. They were preparing their Flow Holiday book and wanted to feature my Memory Jar project.
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 This week the Editor, Ellen, sent me a copy so I could see my feature!
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The magazine is beautiful. There's some lovely items in it including paper photo frames, stickers, a holiday journal, pretty papers and paper bunting...
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This is my first feature in print and you'll have to forgive me showing it off - I am over the moon!

Why not create your own Memory Jar?

Perhaps you have some bits and pieces you have collected from your holiday this year?

See how I created mine here
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Blog Hop: Turn It Up Tuesday

Welcome to the 41st week of Turn It Up Tuesday!

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!


As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!